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How NaNoWriMo Has Continued to Save My Life

The year I created this blog, I wrote the following post in October. And I feel it is fitting to bring it back this year in honor of NaNoWriMo. I won NaNo two more times since writing this, and I just published that first NaNo novel I talked about here. You can check out Far …

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Art and The Great Debate

The nature vs. nurture debate has come up in various social arguments for decades. Some will say that everything from a person’s sexual orientation to the job they choose can be explained by one, while the opponents of a particular argument will blame the other. Do we learn it, or are we born that way? …

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There are many parallels to finding your voice in your writing, finding your voice in your singing, and finding your voice in your life. I have been a work in progress on all three fronts. I continue to take the smallest steps to letting that voice out whenever it feels restrained, and I am learning …

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I Need a Little Play in My Life Right Now

I have been under extreme stress this month as I study for my practice management certification board exam for my day job. Hence, the flashbacks in my posts this month! I was scrolling through the older posts in my blog and came across this one. I had forgotten how much fun it was to write …

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Use Your Outside Voice

I have mentioned in the past that the universe tends to put things in our path at the exact moment we need them. In this case, I am referring to my inbox. I follow several inspirational websites through their newsletters, and admittedly, many of them end up being deleted because I just don’t have time …

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The Gift of a Musical Upbringing

When I was growing up, I was surrounded by music. Both my mom and dad sing. Back then, they were in church choir, a local Pops chorus, and my dad also sang barbershop – both in a chorus and a quartet. My sister and I both took piano lessons when we were little. We also …

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The Power of Music at Your Fingertips

There are people in this world who are musically inclined, and there are those who are musically challenged. And then there are those of us who are musically inclined but have never progressed past the extreme amateur stage. 🙂 Some talented individuals amaze me. They can play a bunch of instruments extremely well. The other …

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Green Eyed Monsters Always Look Out For You

Some people see the green-eyed monster of jealousy as a bad thing. But, sometimes, I think it is merely our brain’s way of looking out for our best interests. I have allowed my green-eyed monster to stop me from climbing out onto various limbs and making a complete fool out of myself many times over …

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